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Jennings and Boyle recharged and focused on Lurgan Park

By Sammy Hamill

Published 23/06/2016

Lurgan lure: Garry Jennings will chase a fourth straight title in July
Lurgan lure: Garry Jennings will chase a fourth straight title in July

They suffered heartbreak in Donegal but Garry Jennings and Declan Boyle are determined to be on the startline for the Orchard Motorsport Lurgan Park Rally on Saturday week.

Jennings retired from the Joule International after just one stage with smoke pouring from the engine of his Subaru, but he still plans to be in Lurgan bidding for a fourth successive win.

Boyle looked to have a second Donegal win in the bag when he led by nearly two minutes going into the last of the second leg stages, but his Ford Fiesta succumbed again to gearbox trouble and he was forced to retire.

The former Irish Tarmac and National champion believes the problem can be sorted in time for him to make his Lurgan Park debut on July 2.

Jonny Greer was another Donegal casualty, crashing out of seventh place on the Fanad Head stage last Sunday. He and co-driver Kirsty Riddick suffered bumps and bruises, but they will still start the Scottish Rally, the fourth round of the British championship, on Saturday.

He is fifth in the BRC standings and will join a line-up which also includes Josh Moffett and Desi Henry. Despite missing the last round, the Pirelli International, to concentrate on the Irish Tarmac series, Moffett is in third place behind Sweden's Fredrik Ahlin and Welshman Elfyn Evans and has yet to use his double points joker card.

The rally starts from Dumfries on Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, with a healthy lead in the Northern Ireland Formula Ford Championship, Noel Robinson sits out Saturday's 500 Club meeting at Kirkistown which may give second placed Alan Davidson an opportunity to close the gap.

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